Eligibility for Annual Arts Grants

To be eligible to apply for this fund you must be an artist, arts practitioner, or arts organisation that:

  • meets the general eligibility criteria
  • meets one of the following scenarios:
    • In the four calendar years 2017–2020, you received at least three grants (from selected Creative New Zealand funding opportunities listed below*) totalling at least $75,000, which have each been evaluated as having met or exceeded expectations.
    • In the three calendar years 2017–2019, you received funding through Toi Tōtara or Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes but are no longer receiving this funding.
    • You submitted an Expression of Interest in March 2020 to take part in Te Puāwaitanga, our developmental programme.
    • You are a successful recipient of an Annual Arts Grant awarded in 2020 and have submitted an interim report that has been evaluated as being ‘on track’.

Your application must also include a business plan. For advice on how to develop a business plan, please refer to our Guide to developing your business plan

The application form will be available in the portal to those artists and arts organisations we believe meet these criteria when the fund opens on 5 July 2021. If you believe you are eligible and do not have access, please contact Funding Services.

*The list of selected Creative New Zealand funding opportunities is below

  • Annual Arts Grants 2020
  • Arts Continuity Grant 2020
  • Arts Grants 2017 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2017 | Round 2
  • Arts Grants 2018 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2018 | Round 2
  • Arts Grants 2019 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2019 Round 2 | $10,000 - $75,000
  • Arts Grants 2019 Round 2 | Up to $10,000
  • Arts Grants 2020/21 | Round 1
  • Arts Grants 2020/21 | Round 2
  • Arts Grants 2020/21 | Round 3
  • Arts Grants 2020/21 | Round 4
  • Asia Artform Exchange Fund: Stage 1 Research
  • Asia Artform Exchange Fund 2019 I Stage 2 Creation and Presentation
  • Auckland Diversity Project 2017
  • Auckland Diversity Project 2018
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2017 | Round 3
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2018 | Round 3
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • International Art Fair Fund 2019 | Round 3
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2017
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2018
  • International Indigenous Artform Exchange 2019
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 3
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 4
  • International Initiative Presentation Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • International Market Development Fund 2019 I Round 2
  • International Market Development Fund 2019 I Round 3
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 2
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 3
  • International Presentation Fund 2017 | Round 4
  • International Presentation Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2017
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2018
  • Māori Arts Presentation Fund 2019
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2017 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2018 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2018 | Round 2
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2019 | Round 1
  • New Work to Asia Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • Ngā Toi ā Rohe – Arts in the Regions Fund 2020
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 1
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 2
  • Quick Response 2017 | Round 3
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 1
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 2
  • Quick Response 2018 | Round 3
  • Quick Response 2019 | Round 1
  • Suffrage 125 Fund 2019
  • Toi Rangatahi Engagement Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Toi Rangatahi Leadership Fund 2019 | Round 2
  • Toi Rangatahi Participation Fund 2018/19 | Round 1
  • Wild Creations 2017
  • Wild Creations 2018
  • Wild Creations 2020